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Preparing for the Second Trimester? Take This Quiz to See How Ready You Are!

June 21, 2021 3 min read

Preparing for the Second Trimester? Take This Quiz to See How Ready You Are!

Which of the following tests are advised during the second trimester?

  1. Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT)
  2. Complete Blood Count (CBC)
  3. Fetal Ultrasound
  4. Electronic Fetal Heart Monitoring
  5. All of the above

Answer

E


Reason

  • GTT is done to detect gestational diabetes around the 24th to 28th week of pregnancy.
  • CBC is done to measure hemoglobin and hematocrit levels to detect iron deficiency.
  • Fetal ultrasound is done before or around the 20th week to detect any problem in the fetus and measure the due date.
  • Electronic Fetal Heart Monitoring is a test done after the 20th week to determine fetal health.

What do abnormal ranges of AFP (alpha-fetoprotein screening) or MSAFP (maternal serum AFP) indicate?

  1. Open neural tube defects (ONTD)
  2. Other chromosomal abnormalities
  3. Twins
  4. Defects in the abdomen of the fetus
  5. Down syndrome
  6. All of the above

Answer

F


Reason

Abnormality AFP and other marker findings can indicate whether further testing is required. An ultrasound is usually performed to validate the pregnancy's dates and check for abnormalities in the fetal spine and other body organs. For a precise diagnosis, amniocentesis may be performed.


Which vitamin is prescribed to pregnant women and women planning to get pregnant to prevent neural tube defects?

  1. Vitamin E
  2. Folate
  3. Vitamin D
  4. All of the above

Answer

B.


Reason

Folate is essential for fetal brain health. Folic acid is a vitamin usually present in various foods and multivitamin supplements. Folic acid is necessary for women planning a pregnancy because it can help avoid congenital disabilities.


During the second trimester, which of the following physical changes do women start experiencing?

  1. Growing belly and breasts
  2. Braxton Hicks contractions
  3. Skin changes
  4. Nasal problems
  5. Dental issues
  6. All of the above

Answer

F


Reason

Due to the change in the hormone level in pregnant women and the growing fetus, women exhibit these symptoms. Follow the instructions of your doctor regarding diet, exercise, and fetal movement.


What should be the fundal height (height of the uterus) during the second trimester around the 20th week?

  1. 10 cm plus or minus 2 cm
  2. 20 cm plus or minus 2 cm
  3. 30 cm plus or minus 2 cm

Answer

B.


Reason

The fundal height is a fetal growth indicator. Your doctor can prescribe an ultrasound to check the baby and amniotic fluid if your fundal size does not develop or grows slower or faster than predicted.


What is the total calorie requirement for normal-weight women during the second trimester?

  1. 1,800 calories per day
  2. 2,200 calories per day
  3. 2,400 calories per day

Answer

B.


Reason

Pregnant women should also drink lots of water. Doctors recommend avoiding caffeine and sugary beverages. Women are recommended to take prenatal vitamins with folic acid, iron, and other vitamins and minerals as prescribed by their doctors.


If the mother gets pregnant a second time within three years, how many doses of (tetanus toxoid) TT shots are required?

  1. Only one dose, which is called a booster dose.
  2. Two doses of TT vaccine.
  3. Three doses of TT vaccine.

Answer

A


Reason

If a mother got two TT doses during her previous pregnancy and became pregnant again within three years, only one TT dose is prescribed, called a booster dose.


Scale: If you score three or lower out of eight, you need to work hard to improve your knowledge. If you score 3-5 correct answers, you are almost there, but you need to brush up on your knowledge. If you score 5-7 correct answers, well done! You are all prepared for the second trimester and lovely motherhood!



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